Forts

Domakonda Fort

Domakonda Fort is located in Domakonda village of Nizamabad district, Telangana. It was built during 18th Century and it has an elevated compound of granite rocks that forms the fort wall, followed by a wooden door on an entrance door to the beautiful two-storied fort structure, which consists of great stuccowork and is considered eye catchy even to this day.

This fort is also called "Gadi Domakonda" or "Killa Domakonda" as it houses a palatial mahal inside and popularly called "Addhala Meda" (Glass house). The beautiful bungalow has a courtyard graced with a water garden pond and granite pillars drilled into earth, which guards this pond. The ground floor consists of arched pillars with intricate stuccowork showing the influence of Mughal architecture. The first floor has round pillars along with a flat ceiling, which depicts Western architecture. The fort is an architectural marvel to be explored and stands a testimony to the grandeur of Telangana heritage. To this day, the royal families of Domakonda exercise administrative control the fort. Domakonda is can be reached after taking a 4 km diversion main road on the way to Nizamabad from Hyderabad (NH7) and is situated at a distance of 100 Kms from Hyderabad. The Fort premises also has a Shiva temple built by the Kakatiya rulers.